133 episodes

Stay ahead of the accounting & finance curve with weekly insights on emerging technology, human intelligence and digital transformation. AICPA & CIMA's global community helps you leverage disruption today to prepare your profession for tomorrow.

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants shares exclusive interviews from finance professionals across the world. They unpick crucial trends in cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotic process automation, human intelligence and organisational transformation.

Need more? Take your own skills beyond the disruption point with related CPD/CPE business resources available via our show notes and at GoBeyondDisruption.com.

Go Beyond Disruption AICPA & CIMA

    • Management
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

Stay ahead of the accounting & finance curve with weekly insights on emerging technology, human intelligence and digital transformation. AICPA & CIMA's global community helps you leverage disruption today to prepare your profession for tomorrow.

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants shares exclusive interviews from finance professionals across the world. They unpick crucial trends in cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, robotic process automation, human intelligence and organisational transformation.

Need more? Take your own skills beyond the disruption point with related CPD/CPE business resources available via our show notes and at GoBeyondDisruption.com.

    Cybersecurity and the Brand-Assurance Value of the New .cpa Domain.

    Cybersecurity and the Brand-Assurance Value of the New .cpa Domain.

    "This is a very significant step for the profession; it's a LEADERSHIP step."
    (130). What's the security value of a name? CPA.com CEO Erik Asgeirsson outlines the many security and branding benefits of .cpa, a new top-level domain for the finance and accounting profession.
    Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode.
    what a top-level domain is. why it's been developed. who'd find it useful. the benefits to members of the accounting and finance profession. its cybersecurity value, especially in assurance, credibility and verifiability. Our Guest. Erik Asgeirsson has been President and CEO of CPA.com for the past fifteen years and was part of the original founding team. Under his leadership, CPA.com has established itself as a leader on emerging technologies and as a key solution provider to accounting firms in the United States, with a growing global focus. Erik also led the creation of RIVIO, a private company financial information clearinghouse, and is overseeing the launch of .cpa, a new top level domain for the profession. Before joining CPA.com, Erik held a variety of positions over a ten-year period at AT&T in business development, operations, and product management. He holds an MBA in Finance from The New York University Stern School of Business and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University, where he was elected to the Eta Kappa Nu engineering honour society.  Connect with him at www.cpa.com/speakers/erik-asgeirsson
    Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation.
    Learn more about .cpa at domains.cpa. Find technology and cybersecurity resources for CPAs at CPA.com. Discover how Cybersecurity Month is being marked in the USA as "NCSAM", and the EU as "ECSM". Visit dedicated coronavirus online resource centres for our AICPA and CIMA networks. Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 29 min
    Cybersecurity Month: Securing the Shadows of IT.

    Cybersecurity Month: Securing the Shadows of IT.

    "You do have to be equipped to ask enough of the RIGHT questions."
    (129). October is Cybersecurity Month in the EU and the USA, so all month we'll be sharing episodes about IT risks, threat-mitigation and security strategies. The founder and CEO of NMGI, our guest Randy Johnston is recognised as a Top 25 thought-leader in accounting and technology. Hosted by Kacee Johnson, Strategic Advisor at CPA.com (the business and technology arm of the AICPA), this conversation with Randy introduces the concept of 'shadow IT'. 
    Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode.
    Definition of  "Shadow IT". The increased risks associated with the decentralised and remote workforces which are the new normal for business. How to identify risks. Best practices to minimise potential threats. Our Guest. Randy Johnston is a veteran technologist with almost 40 years' experience guiding accounting firms and businesses to select the most appropriate technology tools, manage security, and optimise systems. Recognised as a Top 25 thought-leader in accounting and technology, he's regularly featured in Accounting Today's list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the profession.  Connect with him at www.randyjohnston.com.
    Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation.
    Find technology and cybersecurity resources for CPAs at CPA.com. Randy's additional suggestion for further help. Discover how Cybersecurity Month is being marked in the USA as "NCSAM", and the EU as "ECSM". Visit dedicated coronavirus online resource centres for our AICPA and CIMA networks. Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 20 min
    World Podcast Day. Sound Strategies for Professional Development.

    World Podcast Day. Sound Strategies for Professional Development.

    "We focus a lot on the convenience and mobility of the medium... THAT is a really interesting value proposition."
    (128). On International Podcast Day - September 30th - we're joined from Canada by Michael Kravshik. The LumiQ CEO tells us about the podcast-inspired startup he founded to help CPAs turn podcast-listening into learning-credits.
     Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode.
    an overview of the Canadian accounting community the power of podcasting and audio content for CPAs. what’s happening with the medium around the world   ways a company can leverage its own in-house skills and talent to start creating podcast-style content how this can help deliver their own teams’ upskilling and development requirements. Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation.
    Connect with Michael via LinkedIn. Visit the LumiQ website and get 3 hours of free content on the app. (If you're in Canada, you'll get CPD credits as well)! Find out more about International Podcast Day Michael enjoys listening to these accounting and business podcasts 60 Seconds in the Fintech Microwave By Will Buckley How I Built This with Guy Raz Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway. Dip into our growing library of AICPA & CIMA podcasts. Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 54 min
    Cybersecurity Advisory. Technology and COVID-19's impact on the healthcare industry.

    Cybersecurity Advisory. Technology and COVID-19's impact on the healthcare industry.

    "It's very important to get your PATIENTS involved in understanding what good security-stewardship means."
    (127). In the fourth of our Cybersecurity Advisory series, a panel of experts explores the economic and technological challenges facing the health care industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Host Jeff Krull of Baker Tilly is joined by Jerry Ravi, Bert Orlov, and Steve Bisciello of Eisner Amper.
    Talking Points. These are just some of the topics discussed in this episode.
    How the pandemic has impacted on the economics of the healthcare industry and their use of technology. What the long term implications may be. What that impact - and the potential impact of the technology - changes from a security and HIPAA perspective.  Resources. Use these links to find out more about this topic, or to access free guidance and resources to implement in your own team or organisation.
    Find technology and cybersecurity resources on the AICPA Technology Hub. Discover more detailed information and guidance about Cybersecurity and Information Security. Visit dedicated coronavirus online resource centres for our AICPA and CIMA networks. Can't see the links? Visit https://future.aicpa.org/topic/technology and https://www.aicpa.org/coronavirus. Share. Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    Social. Use #GoBeyondDisruption, @AICPANews or @CIMA_News.
    About Our Podcast. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Get in touch. How did you discover our podcast? Where do you listen? What would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 45 min
    September Reset: Reconnecting In a Crisis

    September Reset: Reconnecting In a Crisis

    " This is a great time to make a list of top-of-mind PEOPLE who you haven't spoken to in a while."
    (126). Returning guest Julie Holunga is a leadership trainer, speaker and author who works with corporate women, primarily in the legal, accounting, technology, and professional services fields. Speaking from Denver, USA, she tells the AICPA's Scott Kellam why it's so important to 'reset' the way we work. They discuss ways to rekindle work productivity and suggest how to stay in touch - and in sync - with colleagues.
    RESOURCES.
    Find out more about Julie at julieholunga.com. Julie will be speaking at a TedX event this November 14th. Get free pandemic-related guidance from our coronavirus online resource centres for the global AICPA and CIMA communities. SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORK.
    Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    GIVE FEEDBACK.
    How did you discover our podcast, where do you listen, and what would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ABOUT OUR PODCAST
    The Voices. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Hear more. Get our shows every week automatically and free. Share them easily with colleagues and friends by using the icons on your app or media player.
    Connect. #GoBeyondDisruption @AICPANews and @CIMA_News
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 29 min
    Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Leadership.

    Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Leadership.

    "There are lessons that we ALL can learn from this fairy tale".
    (125). Lynn Fountain (CPA, CGMA, CMA, MBA) is a finance professional, author, and an international leadership and management trainer who brings a unique perspective to our conversation. We discuss what the keys to leadership are, and how we can find them by using the story of  The Wizard of Oz.
    RESOURCES.
    Find out more about Lynn Fountain on her website at https://www.lynnfountain.net.  Read her blog post "Finding the Leader Within" Rediscover the story of The Wizard of Oz. Get free pandemic-related guidance from our coronavirus online resource centres for the global AICPA and CIMA communities. SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORK.
    Know someone who should hear this podcast? Click on these links to automatically share this episode with colleagues and friends. Recommend it to your LinkedIn connections, send to Twitter, auto-share on your Facebook page, or simply tell someone via email.
    GIVE FEEDBACK.
    How did you discover our podcast, where do you listen, and what would you like to hear more of? Finance pro or not, we're keen to know what you think. Email us here.
    ABOUT OUR PODCAST
    The Voices. These conversations with expert guests are recorded by different members of the AICPA & CIMA team from our offices around the world. While the sound quality may vary, we hope that the insights will be consistently useful.
    Hear more. Get our shows every week automatically and free. Share them easily with colleagues and friends by using the icons on your app or media player.
    Connect. #GoBeyondDisruption @AICPANews and @CIMA_News
    ©2018-2020 Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA)

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as a disruptor in the finance and accounting industry, or just getting started carving out your role as an innovator within your organization - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Kyle does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of navigating an ever changing global financial ecosystem - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Business Improv ,

Much more constructive than disruptive

Kyle and his guests always provide insightful and thoughprovoking dialogue every show. While they say the podcasts focus is on accounting and finance, you'll find alot of value on a vairiety of other topics as well. Well worth a listen!

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